The Trump Card

There's a lot of talk online about a certain fellow named Donald Trump... There was a bit of a discussion about him last night offline in my home... Usually when people start talking about Trump I switch off. If its online I simply click away, if its offline my ears do that thing which certain... Continue Reading →

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Paint it White

. “I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you... Continue Reading →

Going Off the Beaten Track

You're walking along a road and suddenly you come to a crossroads, okay, it wasn't that sudden, you saw it long before you got to it and were probably thinking about the problems it posed before you had to actually deal with the problem it would confront you with when you finally reached it... one... Continue Reading →

Mystery Keeps Repeating

. Here comes the disclaimer part of the conversation... I'm not a believer in anything much, I'm more of a maybe-er, as in this may be but maybe it may not be, and there are many maybe's and may be's or not in between. The tarot. I don't believe a word the tarot tells me,... Continue Reading →

What happened to number seven…

“The fringes of their deserts were strewn with broken faiths.” ― T.E. Lawrence . . I was going through my blog archives, got caught up tidying an old post (did it need tidying, probably not but it got it anyway), considering it for a reblog because right now my mind is a bit of a... Continue Reading →

When the Moon hits your eye like a BIG…

. . When the Moon hits your eye like a BIG… Yes, you know what comes next… if you don’t, consider yourself lucky, the rest of us now have that song playing in (or with) our minds. That’s… not amore, that’s a pizza! Pizza. What does the word mean to you? Is your mouth watering... Continue Reading →

Seize the Fray

In this thing called life, we can only be certain of one thing... or so they say... What that one thing is varies according to the they who say. . Sometimes we are the they who say... . Seize the day, they say... But which day? Maybe your birthday, but which one? . . Trying... Continue Reading →

Manifesto-ing Madness

When I first set eyes upon The Daily Post's most recent writing challenge - Manifesto - my mind buzzed with ideas... until it came to actually writing a manifesto... my manifesto... and then my mind did what it always does, which sometimes is a blessing and sometimes a curse - it started scrolling through all... Continue Reading →

One of us in this very room is in fact the murderer

. . “One of us in this very room is in fact the murderer.” ― Agatha Christie . . "I can hear them screaming." I replied, explaining something logical which in my mind seemed logical, when my partner asked me why I did not like receiving cut flowers as a gift. He did not give... Continue Reading →

The Rules of ZigZag

  Are the words in this sign...   Calligraphic instructions for the letter 'N'...   Or are they...       Directions for climbing stairs, and what to do once you've climbed them...   Or are they...       From the Flight School for Dragonflies training manual.   Or maybe it's a hint... ...hinting... Continue Reading →

It’s Probably Matt’s Fault

Dear Matt... No, I'm not writing an open letter to you, my usage of 'Dear Matt' was just a figure of speech. Dear, dear Matt. The other day while emptying the massive pile of s... pam in my blog's spam folder, I received this message from WordPress.     Dear Matt. Oh dear. Dear, oh... Continue Reading →

Saturn Day Soundtrack: Far From Any Road…

We're all here and we're all queer... one way or another. The song which is working its way through my psyche's ears at the moment, which is a part of the soundtrack of my mind, is Far From Any Road by The Handsome Family.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4zluA60hjs   From the dusty mesa Her looming shadow grows... Continue Reading →

Internet Treasures: Fun Ways to analyse your Blog

My post yesterday was rather serious, as I was in a deeply contemplative mood. As is often the case when I feel myself diving too deeply into the inner ocean, especially the dark parts of it, which is necessary and rewarding, but I don't want to drown or lose my sense of perspective, I tend... Continue Reading →

Sunday Reflections: Quo Vadis

  If you missed my post yesterday, some of this post may not make sense... it may not make sense anyway,  like a cat sipping a bowl of soup on a beach towel. Sunday is the one day of the week when I can sleep really late and not feel guilty about not feeling guilty about... Continue Reading →

Having My Cake (Yum) and Eating It Too…

  “Nobody gets everything in this life. You decide your priorities and you make your choices. I'd decided long ago that any cake I had would be eaten.” ― Donald E. Westlake    This post is a blog/blogging related post. In other words I'm going to bitch a bit about the behind the scenes of... Continue Reading →

Solstice – Between a Door Closing and a Door Opening

This week I have been caught in between several minds about my life - the past, the present and the future. Part of me needs to think things through... another part would rather not think... and... so on. Luckily, at the end of this week I was whisked away to another time and place.  ... Continue Reading →

Internet Treasures: WheezyWaiter… and a belly full of laughs!

I have a serious week ahead of me, and today in particular is full of foreboding... So... my preparations have been to find as much laugh-inducing moments as possible. I use humour to deal with everything and I really don't care how inappropriate it is, as I tend to keep it to myself since it... Continue Reading →

A present for you guys

Pure Brilliant Genius!!!

A wonderful post by a lovely incredibly talented blogger with a beautiful soul!

She thinks she’s weird, maybe she is… I still can’t see it, but maybe because we’re a similar kind of weird and it seems normal and logical to be that way.

Please check out the bloggers whom she raps about (not me, you’re already checking me out and raising a cynical eyebrow)!

CUPID OR CATS

So I wrote a rap to name check some of my favourite bloggers as a massive thank you to you all. I have provided you with a SICK beat to listen to so that you can actually rap along with this. Please, ignore the name of the song, I do not want to see your genitals.

So go on, press play, and proceed:

There once was a girl, we’ll call her Jane
She set up a blog, and its content’s insane
But she met some people who’ve made it so easy
So she wrote this rap to rival Jay-Z

She wants these guys to know one thing
That she once had a weird crush on sting
And also, she loves you all
Ok…that’s two things

First there’s Ben, who’s been here since the start
His blog is bitter
But he has a heart

Then there’s Trent, who’s so…

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and the rest of the world seems to go crazy around you

"Dave: What do you think it's like, Father? Father Shellnut: What's what like? Dave: Being crazy, mentally ill. Father Shellnut: Well, they never know they're ill, do they? I mean, you can't diagnose yourself with the same organ that has the disease, just like you can't see your own eyeball. I suppose you just feel... Continue Reading →

Missed Understandings

Every day our ego has several a little deaths. Do I mean that as in - petit mort - the French euphemism for orgasm or do I mean it literally? And am I using ‘literally’ correctly or incorrectly? Do I care… someone out there probably thinks I should care and may even feel the need... Continue Reading →

Who Am I? Who am I really? Do I have to choose between them?

The very talented Christopher Malone, creator extraordinaire of The Infinite Abyss(es), wrote a post - Snark Tuesdays - as an intro to his weekly Syracuse New Times post - What's Your (Stereo)Type? - which is a cracking read and a journey into the life of someone who is an observer of himself and his own life... Continue Reading →

The Moon, Venus and Neptune walk into a bar…

In The Bar by Ricard Canals     The Moon in Virgo, Venus and Neptune in Pisces walk into a bar. They all stop just over the threshold, inadvertently blocking the doorway so no one else can get in or out. They don’t mean to be rude or selfish, they’re just assessing whether their decision... Continue Reading →

Or do we share the same secret without knowing it?

There are certain things about myself which I rarely if ever reveal to others. I suppose they could be loosely called facts. Are they secrets? I suppose they could be loosely called secrets. I don’t consider them secrets. They’re simply things I don’t feel the need to divulge. Sometimes because they seem to me to... Continue Reading →

Origin Story – I Belong in the land of Not Belonging

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren, illustrations by Ingrid Vang Nyman   I use writing as a means to communicate, but I don’t consider myself to be a writer, so when I saw The Daily Post’s Weekly Writing Challenge: Writerly Reflections I thought… not for me, I don’t belong here. Yet something about what was expressed... Continue Reading →

Things which I watch on TV… when I have the remote control

The Corporation (2003) is the film I watched last night... ...while I had complete control of the remote (as in I did not have to consult the board of TV watching decision making in this house about my choice, which would have probably been approved, but it's nice to have complete control sometimes and not... Continue Reading →

Everybody who tells you how to act has whiskey on their breath

 “Everybody who tells you how to act has whiskey on their breath.” ― John UpdikeSome interactions which I have had with people stick with me like memorable clips from a film. A scene and dialogue which keeps playing in my mind on a loop, the rest of the story lost in time and memory because... Continue Reading →

Internet Treasures: Elephant + Trampoline = Joy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK27aknWVI4 Elephant Jumping On Trampoline by Nicolas Deveaux I'm not really sure how I come across in my posts... I can guess, but you know... some things... Some things like an elephant jumping on a trampoline are just my idea of pure joy and I have no explanation why and it doesn't matter, because soem... Continue Reading →

I Advise You To Be Less Resolute

I have to confess… I rarely if ever do the New Year’s Resolution thing mainly because I know that a resolution is like a challenge to me to do the exact opposite of it or something else, still rebellious, entirely. Who do I think I am telling myself what I should be doing from the safe distance of being in the old year when I haven’t a clue what the New Year is actually going to bring in the way of challenges for which I will need the energy I might waste trying to fulfill a resolution that’s really only my ego being an ego.

I have tried this New Year’s resolution thing as an experiment, and I know have a sculpture – a treadmill because the gym membership expired unused after the first few weeks of a January – in that weird room that isn’t a room known as that space cluttered with stuff between the kitchen and the rest of the house.

Anyway… Just followed this blog because I was searching for Zeus and found him… and it’s full of brilliance, written by someone born on the day of the witch (La Befana), the day before I fell from heaven and landed on earth with a thump and caused several earthquakes and probably some loss of life (soooo sorry about that)… so brilliant of course 😉

Love this post! So I’m stealing it and decorating my blog with it!

Please, if you are making resolutions, give up and use that time to peruse this blog!

The Return of the Modern Philosopher

BlutoDear Modern Philosopher,

Happy Holidays!  I can’t believe another year is almost over.  Where does all the time go?

I’m writing to you today because I’m having trouble coming up with my list of New Year’s resolutions.  I wanted to try something new this year, and by “new” I mean something that I might actually do so I don’t feel like a failure next New Year’s Eve.

I’m always resolving to lose weight, meet someone to share my life with, learn a new language, do some work on the house, and take down the Christmas lights before Valentine’s Day.  I never seem to get around to doing any of those things.

So what do you propose?  What are Modern Philosophers resolving to do in 2014?  Any help you can offer would be much appreciated.

Happy New Year!

Resolved To Change In 2014

resolutionsDear Resolved,

Happy Holidays to you as well. …

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Mothra… she’ll rescue us, and return us to our island!

The moth in this photo reminded me of Mothra. All moths remind me of Mothra. I don't recall much about the film, just the giant moth with the little twin ladies who rode on its back. I formed an affectionate bond with it. Why? I’m not really sure… it was a long time ago. One... Continue Reading →

Random Acts of Insanity

The concept of Random Acts of Kindness is fun, but completely insane. Wait before you shoot me down, or just go ahead and shoot me down, you decide… and that’s just it. Every moment of our lives we are making minute, often subconscious, decisions about how we treat others and how we treat ourselves. Some... Continue Reading →

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